A top twelve. I've exhausted the early image galleries and, overall, I'm thinking mostly meh. I'm not disappointed, I'm just a wee bored. These ladies, though, really brought it. I'm sure I missed some spectacular someone - there are only so many hundreds of pictures a girl can ogle before her eyes cross - and there were a few interesting choices that, while admirable, didn't quite work for me (read: Anna Paquin, Dianna Agron, Nina Dobrev, Heidi Klum).
Anyway, Glee did extremely well for itself:
I enjoyed how Mad Men Represented itself:
Here we have Christina Hendricks in Zac Posen, January Jones (again, Atelier Versace), and Elisabeth Moss in Donna Karen (I include with the caveat that I'd like to chop or fluff that shoulder growth). Also, I cannot ignore the very happy addition of Kiernan Shipka, who plays little Susy Draper on the show. She really was one of my favorites for the night:
I also dug these ladies:
This is Julie Benz of Dexter fame (most beloved by me for her Buffy days) in Pamella Roland, Jennifer Carpenter in Awesome (designer forthcoming, full length here), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her usual, Narciso Rodriguez. They all dressed for there body, showed it off a bit, but remained covered. It's controlled sexy. I'm kinda into that now.
Oh, and Kyra Sedgwick. But I mostly want to drink wine and eat cheese and paint my nails a shiny black with her. So maybe she doesn't count in my twelve, because of my having been blinded by her (TV)personality.
My favorite, my clear number one, was Kerri Russell:
It's just light and pretty and something I would wear to feel light and pretty. I'm afraid of pink, sure. But lately I've been toying with it a bit (I feel it'll probably be making a big return in the next year or two) and think she nailed the Emmys. It's not perfect, but it is charming. And I want it. Especially if it is vintage Jean Louis Scherrer Haute Couture from Decades (and Jimmy Choo heels, Cathy Waterman jewels, and a fresh-looking Jennifer Behr flower).
My top three, if you were to make me choose, which you aren't, because you are asleep, but you will, when you are less asleep, are: Kerri Russel, Jennifer Carpenter, Jayma Mays. These are ladies who not only looked lovely, but who wore gowns I'd happily to borrow, should we ever become best friends.
Oh, and here are some runners-up:
I'll explain my choices more tomorrow, but as far as the worst dressed are concerned, this is a blog for that-which-makes-me-happy, not that-which-makes-me-misty-eyed-or-slack-jawed.
P.S. Serious stuff that will be helpful in your finding every single dress worn by a famous person to this years Emmy's: I uncovered many designers and photographs at instyle.com and justjared.com, though a handful also came from tmz.com (mostly Getty images). Also, she is great. http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/, though I didn't really use her this time around.